How many times in a year, a month, a day do you say "but I don't have a choice"? Or pronounce "I'll be happy when ..." and you then rattle off a list knowing that the perceived effort seems to far out-weigh the desire for that changed state towards happiness.
If you have chronic pain, persistent fatigue then choice on how you live each day truly seems to have been taken away. However, moments arise whereby not being scared or overwhelmed pierce through the haze being replaced by joy, contentment, feeling lighter or an ability to cope even if just for that moment.
Learn how to, in the face of adversity, capture that moment ...
"Choices: Today is the first day of the rest of your life"